Recommended poetry

Arranged by surname of author.

C. J. Dennis
The Austra——laise
The Joy Ride
The Little Homes
The Play [from The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke]
Son of a Fool

Mary Hannay Foott
The Future of Australia
Where the Pelican Builds

Mary Gilmore
Nationality
No Foe Shall Gather Our Harvest

Grant Hervey
The Joy of Life
Kisses and Sin
“The Man You Might Have Been”
When a Fellow Does His Damnedest

Henry Kendall
The Maid of Gerringong
Mountains

Henry Lawson
The Fire at Ross’s Farm
Freedom on the Wallaby
The Grog-an’-Grumble Steeplechase
Mary Called Him ‘Mister’
Years After the War in Australia

Dorothea Mackellar
Australia’s Men
Core of My Heart [later renamed as “My Country”]

John Shaw Neilson
All the World’s a Lolly-Shop
Dolly’s Offering
The Eyes of Little Charlotte
Love’s Coming
Old Granny Sullivan
The Quarrel with the Neighbour

John O’Brien
Come, Sing Australian Songs to Me!
Could I Hear the Kookaburras Once Again
Honeymooning from the Country
The Kookaburras
Ownerless
Said Hanrahan

Menie Parkes
Our Darling’s Lover

A.B. (Banjo) Paterson
A Bush Christening
Clancy of The Overflow
The Geebung Polo Club
Lost
The Man from Ironbark
The Man from Snowy River

Marie E. J. Pitt
The Keening
Reveille

Thomas E. Spencer
How M’Dougal Topped the Score

Charles Thatcher [songs]
Buying Land
Chinese Immigration
The Green New Chum
John Chinaman’s Marriage
The Leary Boy

Poems by lesser-known authors:
Australia For Ever
The Last Barrage
Where the Light and the Shadows Lie

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